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Health & Wellness - Specialist High Skills Major

Our SHSM program in Health and Wellness offers students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the health care industry. This program focuses on four areas: health care, clinical laboratory skills, child and elder care, and fitness. It includes access to real-world experiences through partnerships with Ottawa hospitals and local health care practitioners.

Courses to be taken

4 - Health and Wellness Credits in Grade 11 and 12
2 - Cooperative Education Credits
1 - Science Credit or Social Science/ Humanities Credit in Grade 11 or Grade 12
1 - English Credit in Grade 11 or 12
1 - Math Credit in Grade 11 or 12

Schools offering this SHSM

  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School
  • St. Matthew High School
  • St. Patrick's High School

Certifications gained through this SHSM

  • WHMIS Awareness
  • Level C CPR
  • Standard First Aid
  • Infection Prevention
  • Service Excellence
  • Medical Terminology
  • Safe Lifts and Transfers
  • Personality Dimensions
  • Babysitting
  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Safe Food Handling
  • SafeTALK